The Royal Enfield (RE) Himalayan has been spotted earlier on numerous occasions with various details being uncovered from time to time. This time around, new spy images of a production ready Himalayan, draped in a shade of white and equipped with all the bells and whistles (including the mandatory saree guard), landed in our inbox courtesy avid Motoroids reader.
As seen in the images, the fuel tank and the tail unit are painted in white and with the “Himalayan” brand name vertically imprinted on them. This particular motorcycle was equipped with optional accessories such as the extra fuel storage tanks in red and metal panniers on the sides. New spy images also reveal a chrome heat shield and the chrome tipped exhaust. The motorcycle does look impressive but we really wished RE had installed a new set of mirrors on the Himalayan. An aftermarket set should take care of that.
Coming to the engine specifications, this adventure tourer from RE will feature a 410cc single cylinder engine that looks different in shape and construction than any thumper that we have seen and ridden till date. The all black painted power plant gets the latest Royal Enfield branding on either side. Moreover, unlike old-gen Royal Enfield designs, the final drive-chain on the Himalayan sits on the left side of the motorcycle. The clutch too, contrary to the quintessential RE motorcycles of yore, sits on the right-hand side of the engine. The Himalayan will also be the first Royal Enfield to shed the kick-starter.
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Earlier test mules have been spotted in shades of matte black and a military camouflage and we really hope to see those paint schemes along with this white Himalayan. With this production spec model being spied, we expect Royal Enfield to launch the Himalayan in a matter of weeks.